April 2014

Explore floating homes at this years Yacht Hop in Harbourtown

Author: Special to CH2

2103 Best Yacht Hopped winner “The Someday”

It’s the talk of the docks. Sunday, May 4, celebrates the 10th Annual Yacht Hop of Hilton Head Island. As Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s signature fundraiser, party goers are invited aboard luxurious yachts, while being treated to delectable cuisine, and musical entertainment.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the event at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin allows guests to peek inside for an up-close and personal look at the lavish lifestyle of not only the private yachts, but also the luxury cars from Jaguar Land Rover of Hilton Head. While mingling with friends, taking tours, and sipping favorite drinks, guests are treated to mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres prepared by the area’s most talented chefs.

Music from The Headliners invites guests to take to the dance floor and adds to the festive mood of the evening. With live and silent auctions, get your bidding hand ready… it all goes to a great cause!

The event has become a Lowcountry favorite, and Darlene Schuetz, director of community relations, is excited to introduce a few added features this year. “For the first time, guests can compete for ‘Best Nautical Attire.’ Left open to interpretation, maybe we’ll see Gilligan’s Island, Hamptons Chic, or perhaps even a mermaid,” she said.

“Showcasing the capabilities of the newly dredged Harbour Town Yacht Basin, we are pleased to welcome new captains as well as see the return of some larger boats that have been unable to participate the past several years.”

Andy Twisdale is this year’s admiral of the Yacht Hop. Known by many in our community as a Realtor with Charter One North, Twisdale said, “It’s an honor and privilege to be involved this way with the Yacht Hop. Hospice Care of the Lowcountry took care of both of my parents in their final months, and I can’t begin to fully express how wonderful this non-profit organization is. Their dedicated staff and volunteers offered support, guidance and compassionate care for my family when we needed it most.”

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry was founded in 1982 by a group of committed, caring, local volunteers with a mission to give comfort and honor dignity to end-of-life patients and their families through compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care, regardless of their financial circumstances. All proceeds from the evening benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s hospice and palliative care services, which are provided by an interdisciplinary team, including registered nurses nationally certified in hospice and palliative care, certified nursing assistants, more than 200 trained volunteers, social workers, physical, occupational, speech and music therapists, chaplains and bereavement counselors. In addition, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry provides programs such as We Honor Veterans, Pet Peace of Mind, Music Therapy, Hos-Pets Pet Therapy, The WatchmanTM Program and other unique services.

These programs help meet the individual needs of patients and allow Hospice Care of the Lowcountry to provide the most compassionate care. Hospice can’t do anything about death. But hospice can do something about pain. About fear. About laughter. About comfort. About grief. 

For Yacht Hop details, to become a sponsor, purchase tickets ($110 or a Sponsorship Package for $500), or register a yacht to participate call (843) 706-2296 or visit hospicecarelc.org.

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